No. 4 Seminoles finish with highest final ranking in school history

Florida State season ends with back-to-back top-10 finishes
Florida State Seminoles forward Malik Obsorne celebrates in February 2020
Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 15:51:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State may have had a chance to make the Final Four this season. Instead, the Seminoles will have to settle for a top-four finish.

The Seminoles (26-5) finished fourth in the final Associated Press top 25 poll released Wednesday. It is the highest final ranking in school history, surpassing the 1992-93 season.

Florida State advanced to the Elite Eight of the 1993 NCAA tournament and earned a No. 7 ranking in the final coaches poll.

This is the second straight year the Seminoles ended the season with a top-10 ranking in the final AP poll, which usually concludes prior to the NCAA tournament.

The AP does not declare a national champion in college basketball because of the tournament. The final rankings are based on play through March 11, when the outbreak of the coronavirus prematurely ended the season.

Florida State was in the midst of an historic season, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the first time ever and claiming the official ACC championship after the conference tournament was canceled.

Kansas (28-3) finished as the top-ranked team, followed by No. 2 Gonzaga (31-2) and No. 3 Dayton (29-2).

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